Education, passion and regionalism can repair Detroit

Detroit should not only be important to Detroiters, but to those who live in the rest of the state.


At the center of this dilemma are the residents of Metropolitan Detroit. This population needs to step up and start caring about the city as much as they do their own neighborhoods. The sins of the past need to be forgiven. Racial divides need to be set aside so that both the city and the suburbs can work together to find reasons to attract new people and businesses. Suburbanites need to stop looking down on their neighbors, and Detroiters need to stop resenting any attempt to help. Only an entirely new class of leadership, strong in character and desire to see the city flourish, can accomplish this task. Working together, this can be done. A new Detroit is absolutely necessary for a new, healthy and vibrant Michigan.

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